Ashland Adventures

It had been about three weeks since we’d picked up our mail so the other day we decided it was time to venture out. Ashland has become a place where we can go for a change in scenery. A place where we can see other human faces and get some fresh social interaction.

It isn’t very often that I get to be a passenger on the Realty road and I took full advantage. My camera was out and ready in case any creatures decided to show themselves. 1932359_10101564687770019_1498921618_nI’m sad to say that we only saw two deer in the distance when we crossed the Aroostook in Ashland. I guess they’re still pretty well hunkered down.

Now I know that the Ashland One Stop doesn’t look like much….but I am in love with their pizza. I don’t know, maybe it’s the fact that it’s the closest place I can go for someone else to make my family dinner…but I don’t think that’s it. I would openly call myself somewhat of a food snob…I can be quite particular. The crust is nice and crunchy and topped with the perfect proportions of cheese and sauce. So yummy, in fact, that I’m having left overs today for lunch. 🙂 It’s one of the reasons that I look forward to our trips to Ashland!

A package was waiting at the post office for the boys sent from Florida, filled with shark gummies, stuffed gators, plastic gators and other little trinkets. We stopped at IF&W headquarters to visit with our Warden friends. It’s always an exciting stop for the boys…they know they will get treats and attention from someone other than mom and dad. Jackson loves the badges and pins and lollipops and gadgets…and Andrew always runs straight for the lynx display.


The most exciting part of the trip other than the pizza? There were a few bare spots of road where the dirt is not covered with any white stuff. I never though dirt could look so lovely!

Rianne Ackley

About Rianne Ackley

I grew up in Downeast Maine but have recently relocated to the North Woods. I live in Clayton Lake where I am a stay at home Mom to two beautifully wild little boys and wife to a Maine State Game Warden. I am a lover of the simple things in life...a good book, a song, a rainy day, a bowl of white popcorn, etc. I have a slight obsession with all things food. Love cooking it, eating it, looking at it, smelling it, reading about it, etc. I am a firm believer that life is what you make it.